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Germany's Marcel Siem shoots 67 to win French Open by 1 stroke from Italy's Francesco Molinari

07/08/2012 11:45 EDT | Updated 09/07/2012 05:12 EDT
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France - Marcel Siem of Germany won the French Open by a stroke from Francesco Molinari of Italy on Sunday after shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round.

Siem holed five birdies offset by one bogey to total 8-under 276 and win his second European Tour title, after the 2004 Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Molinari started the round in 22nd place, six strokes off the lead. He dropped two shots at his opening hole but then sank nine birdies to shoot a 64 for the lowest round of the day.

Raphael Jacquelin of France hit a 69 to finish third, two strokes off the pace.

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